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Election of the President.

91. The President shall be elected by the people in the manner prescribed by article 177.

Tenure of office of President

92. A person assuming the office of President in accordance with the provisions of this Constitution shall,unless his or her office sooner becomes vacant under
article 178, continue in office until the person elected to the office of President at the next election held under article 91 assumes office.

Removal of president on grounds of incapacity.

93. The President may be removed from office if
he or she becomes physically or mentally incapable of
discharging the functions of his or her office. The
procedure for removing him or her and for ensuring the
continued discharge of the functions of his or her office is
prescribed by article 179.

Removal of President for violation of Constitution or gross misconduct.

94. The President may be removed from office if
he or she commits any violation of this Constitution or any gross misconduct. The procedure for removing him or
her is prescribed by article 180.

Article 180.

 (1) If notice in writing is given to the Speaker of the National Assembly, signed by not less than one-half of all the elected members of the Assembly, of a motion alleging that the President has committed any violation of the Constitution or any gross misconduct and specifying the particulars of all the allegations and proposing that a tribunal be established under this article to investigate those allegations, the Speaker shall –
(a) if Parliament is then sitting or has been summoned to meet within five days, cause the motion to be considered by the Assembly within seven days of the notice; or
(b) if Parliament is not then sitting (and notwithstanding that it may be prorogued) summon the Assembly to meet within twenty-one days of the notice and cause the motion to be considered at that meeting.


(2) Where a motion under this article is proposed for consideration by the National Assembly, the Assembly shall not debate the motion but the person
presiding in the Assembly shall forthwith cause a vote to be taken on the motion and, if the motion is supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all the elected members of the Assembly, shall declare the motion to be passed.


(3) If the motion is declared to be passed under paragraph (2) –
(a) the Chancellor shall appoint a tribunal which shall consist of a chairman and not less than two other members selected by the Chancellor from among persons
who hold or have held office as a Judge of a court having unlimited jurisdiction in civil and criminal matters in some part of the Commonwealth or a court having
jurisdiction on appeals from any such court;
(b) the tribunal shall investigate the matter and shall report to the National Assembly whether it finds the particulars of the allegations specified in the motion
to have been sustained;
(c) the President shall have the right to appear and be represented before
the tribunal during its investigation of the allegations against him or her.


(4) If the tribunal reports to the National
Assembly that the tribunal finds that the particulars of any allegation against the President specified in the motion have not been substantiated no further proceedings shall be taken under this article in respect of that allegation.


(5) If the tribunal reports to the National Assembly that the tribunal finds that the particulars of any allegation specified in the motion have been substantiated, the Assembly may, on a motion supported by the votes of not less than two-thirds of all elected members of the Assembly, resolve that the President has been guilty of such violation of the Constitution or, as the case may be, such gross misconduct as is incompatible with his or her continuance in office as President and, if
the Assembly so resolves, the President shall cease to hold office upon the third day following the passage of the resolution.

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